In total, France scored 24 goals in two campaigns at the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2001 and 2003, and they won both of them.

This winning streak puts Les Bleus second in the list of the most successful teams at the Confederations Cup (behind Brazil who have lifted the trophy four times).

Patrick Vieira scored the only goal of the game to help his country to a narrow win over hosts Japan in the final of the 2001 edition after the French had eased through the earlier rounds.

The 2003 Confederations Cup on home soil was almost as seamless, as they only needed extra time once to beat Cameroon 1-0 in the final thanks to Thierry Henry’s strike. In both competitions, France managed to find the net 12 times.